Monday, May 20, 2013

Are Your Words EVERYONE?

I think you can probably guess why I put a picture of Thumper here... :)

It's amazing the petty little things people will decide to complain about in terms of things politicians or celebrities do.

Especially politicians. Honestly, it drives me crazy to see so many people choose ridiculous, unimportant things to nit pick them about. It also drives me crazy to see the Christian people sit around and insult our President. No, not simply say they disagree with his policies, and why-but literally result to insulting him.

Let me state this, I do not agree with mostly everything he stands for. I honestly don't. But, the truth is, it sickens me to see the way even Christians are acting towards him.

Insulting, making fun of, and gossiping about our president or the opposing side will not make things better. That NEVER makes anything better in any situation we find ourselves in life. It makes things worse. In terms of politics, it makes people on the more conservative side look mean and hateful. Do you honestly think God is happy with us when we choose to act in such a way toward anyone?

Instead of using our mouths to cut others down, we should be using them down on our knees in prayer for him, for others. When we are about in the world, or on Facebook, sharing our beliefs with others, we should do so in a way that doesn't involve trying to cut others down.

Consider what the bible says:

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”-Ephesians 4:29

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”-Colossians 3:8

“Words of the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.”-Ecclesiastes 10:12

Also, please consider if there is even an inkling of hate in your heart. Hate towards others is a sin, and it can make people do and say horrible things to others (Matthew 5:43-48). Before you say something, or post something, consider in your heart WHY you are about to say what you are. Are you doing it to be uplifting, to build up, to teach? Or, are you doing it simply to insult or get one over on some person, or party?

I think we often forget that people are souls. I think we often forget that we have sin in our lives just like everyone else. We need to make sure that our hearts aren't transforming into those like the pharisees who thanked God that they weren't like “that tax collector”. (Luke 18:9-14)

God and His love is what should drive us. Not the desire to be right all the time.

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